CVQO is a UK education charity and learning provider. We accredit the skills young people and their volunteer instructors learn with vocational qualifications.
Get the latest on the 2019 CVQO Westminster Award
The winner of this year’s CVQO Westminster Award has been announced! Read more about it here:
ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders
Our ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is delivered over 2 consecutive days and is aimed at 14-16 year olds, offering a brilliant introduction to leadership concepts and an internationally-recognised qualification.
We are CVQO
CVQO is a UK education charity, providing vocational qualifications to youth group members and their adult instructors. Our qualifications are accredited by Pearson BTEC, ILM and City & Guilds
Georgia Allen – ILM Level 5
"Undertaking the CVQO-led ILM Level 5 has taught me to appreciate personal and professional development, not only for myself as the individual, but for the benefit of the Army Cadet Force.
"I have gained confidence in my ability and knowledge of being a leader and have started to believe in my own capabilities more."
Alex Anderson – BTEC Level 2 and ILM Level 3
"I have always struggled with exams as they cause me a great deal of stress which is why I left school at 16.
"However, being able to learn new skills through CVQO has allowed me to regain an interest in education and develop myself so I could become a more rounded individual."
Thor Elsson – ILM Level 4
“I had an interview for a new job a couple of weeks ago and have had an offer of a better job than the one I originally applied for.
"The feedback I received, along with the improved job offer, was that they were impressed with my ACF volunteering and the fact I’ve gone for a commission - the clincher was the CVQO-led ILM qualification I’d just finished."
Damian Hinds MP, Secretary of State for Education
As I set out in my first speech as Education Secretary, it is vital that, as well as an excellent education, we make sure that our young people have workplace skills such as character and resilience.
“The work that CVQO is doing with young people, to give them the opportunity to learn practical leadership skills alongside teamwork and respect, learning directly from ex-military personnel, is doing just that.